Already closed | 2h 0m | West Village

Nice Girl

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent

About the show

Labyrinth Theater's world-premiere set in the 1980s about a 37-year old woman who has become an accidental spinster. More…

In suburban Massachusetts in 1984, thirty-seven year-old Josephine Rosen has a dead end job, still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of an unintended spinsterhood. But when a chance flirtation with a old classmate and a new friendship at work give her hope for the possibility of change, she dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes, and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life. A play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be.

2h 0m | Already closed | Bank Street Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent
81
Avg Score

86
Exquisite, Intelligent

See it if If you like great stories about real people. Just go and see every show at this theater, they always do a great time.

Don't see it if If you don't like a good drama. There is not fluff to this, just real people and their real shitty lives.

76
Clever, Romantic, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you want to see a new 'coming-of-age' story

Don't see it if you like big shows... this one is small and meant to be kept close to your heart

80
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like great writing, wonderful acting and thought provoking stories.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a upbeat show.


May 27th, 2015
"A tenderly drawn drama by Melissa Ross about stunted lives in a middle-class suburb of Boston...The most affecting passages are the scenes between Jo and Donny, in which they sit on the porch and gradually reveal the loneliness and disappointment that have settled in their hearts...Although it’s...
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May 27th, 2015
"Mimi O’Donnell and playwright Ross share the soft touch needed for a story that could easily derail into caricature, especially since it takes place in 1984, complete with references to Tab, Jane Fonda workout videos and Lean Cuisine...The cast is very good at creating real people whose decision...
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May 27th, 2015
"Gentle, old-fashioned heart-tugger casts an insistent spell, even when she lays it on too thick...It’s a simple story that makes you ponder the age-old dilemma about women having it all. There’s so much warmth generated, you root for Jo to have just a little bit more."
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May 27th, 2015
"So much of 'Nice Girl' is so observant, so accurate, and so unsentimental that it's a sad duty to report that it doesn't fully satisfy...Too many of the later scenes don't build dramatically. Just when the characters' emotions should be reaching a boiling point, the playwright resets the tempera...
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